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president biden, his wife jill and members of their family. afterward at the white house, they hosted a bipartisan group of congressional leaders for coffee and then the president began the drive down pennsylvania avenue. all the while lawmakers, other dignitaries and celebrities filled the seats on the west front of the capital. they included former presidents jimmy carter and his wife rosalyn and bill clinton accompanied by his wife, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. and then the formal entrances. the obama daughters were introduced to the crowd along with their grandmother marion robinson, the first lady's mother. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the pray
... china's growth bubble ... and an online "fireside chat" with vice president biden. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama announced his nominees today to run two key financial regulatory agencies. he tapped mary jo white to chair the securities and exchange commission. she's a former federal prosecutor in new york, with a long record of prosecuting financial fraud and other white- collar crimes. >> if confirmed by the senate, i look forward to committing all of my energies to working with my fellow commissioners and the extremely dedicated and talented men and women of the staff of the s.e.c. to fulfill the agency's mission to protect investors, and to ensure the strength, efficiency, and transparency of our capital markets. >> sreenivasan: the president re-nominated richard cordray to lead the consumer financial protection bureau. the former ohio attorney general has held that position for the last year, but his temporary appointment will expire in december. >> we understand that our mission is to stand on the side of consumers: o
and working conditions. >> ifill: and vice president joe biden hangs out with hari sreenivasan on google plus to talk about gun violence. >> make your voices heard. this town listens when people rise up and speak. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour."
vacated by vice president joe biden. >> narrator: senator ted kaufman was a co-sponsor of the bill. he was an unusual senator. >> when this particular term is up, what are you going to do? >> oh, i am going to leave. i would never run for office. >> narrator: appointed to replace senator joe biden, he had taken no campaign money and was beholden to no lobbyists. >> i want to see people who have committed such fraud and the havoc it's caused this country... frankly, i want to see them go to jail. >> narrator: in early 2009, kaufman joined his colleagues on the senate judiciary committee to discuss bolstering the fbi and justice department's financial crimes units. >> i'm going to ask some questions to each of you. >> my feeling and senator leahy's feeling is that, you know, if you're going to stop crime, the best way is to punish crime, and the best way to do that is to put people in jail. >> senator kaufman. >> narrator: senators were surprised by how unprepared the government was to investigate wall street. >> the deputy director of the fbi gave incredible testimony. >> after 9/11, we
and joe biden spoke to them this week. and, yeah, i mean, they are desperate to have something done. i think what i'm hearing from nancy pelosi and also ed lee and gene quan is they want to see law enforcement officials, sheriffs, police chiefs and police cops on the street. people who have more credibility. people who buy guns to protect the public, essentially, to be really front and center in this debate because they feel that those constituencies can be more effective in talking to republicans. i mean, let's face it, oakland, san francisco, all the bay area delegation is going to be for gun control legislation. whether it's the assault ban or background checks or anything else. but i think something -- some new voices need to come forward and really be mobilized behind the president in order to move some of these republican votes and democrats in tough districts. >> so, scott, serious issues aside, i mean, let's not forget there's an inauguration happening as well in washington. taking place really amid much history. it's the 50th anniversary of the "i have a dream" speech by dr. m
priorities and former chief economist to vice president joe biden. jared, thanks for coming on the program. you know, as i just mentioned there, there are a lot of people who have different views on timothy geithner. some people say he was too easy on wall street. he wasn't tough enough on the banks. when the history book books are written, what do you think they're going to say about timothy geithner? >> well, look, it's often the case when you have people attacking from the left and right that you may have found a sweet spot in the middle. and i think the story is kind of one that's in the middle. i think when the history books are written, they're going to look at the measures that secretary geithner preside over as critical to inflating the financial sector when it was really poised to take down not just our economy but global economies. if you actually look at the money expended to do so it came in far, far less than originally projected. geithner managed to replate the system on the cheap. the housing market is now finally crawling off the bottom. but it's getting better. but it took
's off next week to las vegas to talk about immigration reform. he has joe biden in virginia talking about guns. he's taking it outside of the beltway, a term i hate, but which is exactly what he's trying to do to get all of this done. thanks, dan. so perhaps next thing falls into the category of spoils of victory. or perhaps it would have happened anyway. but history was made at the pentagon this week which outgoing defense secretary leon panetta lifted the ban on women serving in direct combat. >> it's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation. women represent 15% of the force , over 200,000. the fact is that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. gwen: speaking of performing her mission, secretary of state hillary clinton went to capitol hill for the first time to talk about the americans killed in benghazi. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right. i am determined to leave the state department and our country
you, what would you do? >> five can go because vice president biden has said he supports these things. we'll see. if you had 50 plus him, there you have the new rules for next congress. >> but if you leave next tuesday, you have, as based on the past, almost nothing gained in congress. >> we will know who's who, even even though they will look at primaries, we need to look at saying, guess what? we're not going to get involved at all, none of the progressives. if you have a republican taking over that seat, that's the way it goes. strong worried, i might add. we have to show that we can make a dimps. >> are they inaccurate words? >> no, i feel that way sometimes. >> corporate breaks get in because democrats -- >> a lot of times labor doesn't get in because corporate democrats won't move it along. >> that's right. we don't call it out because people call it out and say, at this point it worse. that's why we will work inside. it comes from working and running and fighting inside. we have to do the same thing. and we need the equivalent of a progressive caucus as we have in the house fig
not to miss tomorrow. i'll moderate a discussion with vice president biden and others on president obama's proposals to reduce gun violence. the conversation will be a google-plus hangout at 1:45 p.m. eastern time. you can watch it on our site live and if you have questions for the vice president, you can find a link for submitting them by visiting newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ifill: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on thursday, we'll cover the confirmation hearings for senator john kerry, president obama's pick for the next secretary of state. i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> thi
of 2012. the white house meeting also included vice president biden and cabinet officials, along with the heads of the major cities chiefs association and the major county sheriffs association. we recognize that this is an issue that elicits a lot of passion all across the country. hopefully if law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some basic consensus in terms of steps that we need to take, congress is going to be paying attention to them and we'll be able to make progress. >> sreenivasan: president obama renewed his push for a ban on assault-style weapons. but he also said washington has to "get serious" about universal background checks and mental health issues. the boy scouts confirmed today they're reconsidering a longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders. a spokesman said the policy may be changed to let sponsors of individual units decide for themselves. sponsoring groups are generally churches and civic organizations. protests over the gay ban have prompted some corporations to stop donating money to the scouts. a $50 bill
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